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Vietnam War / Long Binh #218420

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1971
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(Studio) Typhoon Harriet halts Vietnam War in North province of South Vietnam; United States planes continue bombing enemy positions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Binh, South Vietnam) GIs have little to do at Long Binh base. [Corporal Del TURA - says drinks, watches TV, sleeps and takes turn at guard duty.] [Sp/4 James MANCHESTER - says doesn't want to go on patrol; feels relatively safe on base.] [Staff sergeant William MOON - says hasn't been battle in any of 3 tours of duty at Long Binh.] Film shows GIs at swimming pools, golfing; prostitution presents security problem for base. [Captain Ken REES - -says lesser of 2 evils to let girls onto base than have GIs going to Saigon, South Vietnam.] [Captain Jon BIRD - says boredom leads to dope, prostitution.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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